Sheriff’s office releases name of hit-and-run victim

ELKINS – The Randolph County Sheriff’s Office has released the name of the victim in Sunday’s hit-and-run on the Beverly Five-lane.

Clinton Lee Deem, 24, formerly of Clarksburg and more recently of Elkins, was killed after being struck by a vehicle in the early hours of Sunday morning near the entrance to M&S Electronics. Authorities did not discover the body until 11 a.m. Sunday when passersby alerted law enforcement.

Sheriff’s office officials spent much of Sunday combing through video surveillance footage from businesses in the area.

Upon review, the sheriff’s office determined the accident occurred at 3:07 a.m. The body was not discovered sooner because it was several feet off the northbound side of U.S. 219/250.

Randolph County Sheriff Mark Brady told The Inter-Mountain Monday that much progress has been made in the case.

“Deputies have located the vehicle involved in the hit-and-run,” Brady said. “We do have a person of interest, but no arrests have been made.”

Brady also said that law enforcement located the vehicle at a local residence, but he declined to reveal the make and model.

“We are still reviewing surveillance footage,” Brady added.

The sheriff’s office urges anyone with knowledge about the incident to call the department through the Randolph County 911 Center or at 304-636-2111.

Anonymous tips also may be called in to 304-636-TIPS (8477).

– Contact Matthew Burdette at 304-636-2121, ext. 120 or via email at Follow him on Twitter at IMT_Burdette.